Product Updates

Vectorworks 2015

Vectorworks 2015 English Service Pack 1 Updater

10/15/2014
This download will update all English language Vectorworks 2015 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP1.

Vectorworks 2014

Vectorworks 2014 Spanish Service Pack 4 Updater

07/30/2014
This download will update all Spanish language Vectorworks 2014 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP4.

Vectorworks 2014 English Service Pack 4 Updater

06/25/2014
This download will update all English language Vectorworks 2014 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP4.

Vectorworks 2013

Vectorworks 2013 Spanish Service Pack 5 Updater

12/23/2013
This download will update all Spanish language Vectorworks 2013 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP5.

Vectorworks 2013 English Service Pack 5 Updater

11/13/2013
This download will update all English language Vectorworks 2013 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP5.

Vectorworks 2012

Vectorworks 2012 English Service Pack 5 Updater

09/12/2012
This download will update all English language Vectorworks 2012 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP5.

Vectorworks 2012 Spanish Service Pack 4 Updater

07/26/2012
This download will update all Spanish language Vectorworks 2012 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP4.

Vectorworks 2011

Vectorworks 2011 English Service Pack 5 Updater

12/06/2011
This download will update all English language Vectorworks 2011 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP5.

Vectorworks 2011 Spanish Service Pack 3 Updater

04/28/2011
This download will update all Spanish language Vectorworks 2011 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP3.

Vectorworks 2010

Vectorworks 2010 English Service Pack 4 Updater

06/25/2010
This download will update all English language Vectorworks 2010 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP4.

Vectorworks 2010 Spanish Service Pack 3 Updater

05/12/2010
This download will update all Spanish language Vectorworks 2010 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP3.

Vectorworks 2009

Vectorworks 2009 Spanish Service Pack 5 Updater

02/18/2010
This download will update all Spanish language Vectorworks 2009 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP5.

Vectorworks 2009 English Service Pack 5 Updater

12/07/2009
This download will update all English language Vectorworks 2009 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP5.

Vectorworks 2008

Vectorworks 2008 Plant Database Update (for Macintosh)

12/07/2007
This download will update your Vectorworks Plant Database to the latest version of the FileMaker runtime library. Users of Macintosh OS 10.5+ (Leopard) outside of the United States may have experienced problems when launching the database that shipped with version 2008 of Vectorworks Landmark or Designer. This update will solve these issues.

Vectorworks 2008 Service Pack 3 Updater

06/01/2008
This download will update all English-language Vectorworks 2008 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and RenderWorks) to version 2008 SP3.

Vectorworks 2008 Spanish Service Pack 2 Updater

06/24/2008
These downloads will update all Spanish-language Vectorworks 2008 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and RenderWorks) to version 2008 SP2 (Build 82613).

Vectorworks 12

Textures II

02/15/2000

We have created an all new texture library, replacing the original library. This library includes several new textures, improved textures, and an all new naming convention, designed to make using textures easier and more efficient.

RenderWorks 9.0.1a Updater

08/30/2001

Under some circumstances RenderWorks 9.0.0 and 9.0.1 will display the "Out of memory" alert when displaying multiple layers with the Show... Layer Options. This spurious message can prevent exporting and printing of rendered images. The RenderWorks 9.0.1a update will improve this functionality.

To install this update, first download and unstuff the updater. Double click on "RenderWorks 9.0.1a Updater". It will automatically attempt to find your old copy of RenderWorks and will proceed to update it to the new version. If you have more than one copy installed you will be presented with a list so you may select a specific copy.

New HDRI Backgrounds

09/15/2006

Create realistically-rendered objects and exterior scenes by simply choosing a background and rendering.

SketchUp Plug-in (UPDATED 5/02/06)

12/06/2005

The plug-in automatically translates SketchUp model geometry and components into Vectorworks floor, walls, roofs faces, and symbols. You can choose to map SketchUp model geometry in three ways: by material, by layer, or by geometry.

Please note: This download is for use with Vectorworks 12.0.0 and 12.0.1 only. (The VW 12.5.0 installer and updater add the SketchUp plug-in and necessary files).

Actualizador- Vectorworks 12.5.2 en Español

08/06/2007
Este archivo de descarga actualizará a la versión 12.5.2, todos los productos Vectorworks 12.x en Español (Fundamentals, Architect y RenderWorks).

Vectorworks 12.5.3 Updater

07/14/2007
This single download will update all English-language Vectorworks 12.x products (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and RenderWorks) to version 12.5.3.

Vectorworks 11

Environmental Design Module

07/21/2005
This Module allows Environmental Designer to create Location Plans and manage a plan's associated data. The Module includes an editable library of Sign Symbols, a new Sign record, a Sign Schedule worksheet, and modifications to Vectorworks ARCHITECT’s ID tool. After you have installed Vectorworks ARCHITECT, simply copy the contents of these folders as indicated. Please refer to the README for complete installation instruction and documentation.

Vectorworks 11.5.1 Updater

05/13/2005
This single download will update ALL Vectorworks 11.5.0 products (ARCHITECT, LANDMARK, MECHANICAL, SPOTLIGHT, Vectorworks, and Renderworks) to version 11.5.1. If you are currently using a version prior to 11.5.0, you must first install 11.5.0 and then update to 11.5.1 using this updater.

Vectorworks 10

New Plant Object.VSO For Landmark 10.0 users

09/27/2002

An error was discovered with the new Plant object which causes corruption of documents when running the "Purge Objects" command in LANDMARK 10. This problem has been fixed, but not in time to make the first production run of the 10.0.0 release CDs. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all LANDMARK 10.0 users download and install the new Plant Object.VSO plug-in before begining work in LANDMARK. To install first download the Plant.VSO file to your desktop; locate the Plug-ins folder in your Vectorworks folder on your hard drive; replace the Plant.VSO by copying the new Plant.VSO file into the Plug-ins folder. If you have any questions please contact our Technical Support Department, tech@nemetschek.net or call 410-290-5114.

Vectorworks Landmark 9 to LandMark 10 Migration Utility

10/18/2002

Plants and plant objects are handled in a different way in Vectorworks Landmark 10 (VWL 10) compared to Vectorworks Landmark 9 (VWL 9). VWL 10 stores all plant information (including information about plant standards) in the drawing file, whereas VWL 9 stored plant standards information in three external files. VWL 9 users know that if any of these files got corrupted or even moved, placing plants became difficult. VWL 10 increases reliability by storing all the plant and standards information needed in the current file. However, in order to convert existing files, it's necessary to bring that external information into the current document as easily as possible. Particularly for people who are making heavy use of Project Plants, this utility will make life easier.

You will use this utility to do the following things:

  1. Prepare your VW9 plant library file so the project plant symbols in it can be used for Plant Definitions in VWL 10.
  2. Update the old Plant Record format to the new format. This must be done for any VWL9 document you wish to use under VWL10.
  3. Convert and consolidate all your Project Plants and scalable plant symbols to VWL 10 Plant object format in a single file.
  4. Convert your old style plants in your drawing to new plants.

The download includes two plug-in menu commands and a tech note with documentation.

Metric units fix for the Create Walls from Spaces command

02/26/2003
Metric units fix for the Create Walls from Spaces command. To install, unzip/unstuff the file into the Plug-Ins folder.

Set Project Preferences

02/27/2003
Fixes a Mac bug preventing the use of preference sets located on a network volume

Wall Type Tool Fix

06/02/2003
This download fixes a problem present in the original updater for 10.1.2, in which the Wall Type Tool (Straight) and Wall Type Tool (Round) would not use the wall types selected by the Select Wall Type command. To install, decompress the download and copy the included files to the Plug-ins folder in your working Vectorworks installation. Then restart Vectorworks.

Vectorworks 8.5 Compatibility files

03/19/2003
These files were omitted from the Vectorworks and Industry Series (ARCHITECT, LANDMARK, SPOTLIGHT, and MECHANICAL) version 10.0 shipping CD's. Users who may require this functionality may download the files here:

Vectorworks 10.5.1 Updater

12/18/2003
Vectorworks 10.5.1 contains fixes for a small number of important problems which have been found since the release of 10.5.0 earlier this year. This single download will update all Vectorworks 10.5 products (Vectorworks, RenderWorks, ARCHITECT, LANDMARK, SPOTLIGHT, and MECHANICAL) to version 10.5.1.

Vectorworks 9

Show Floor View/ Show Ceiling View Commands

08/06/2001
These are two menu commands that you can add to your workspace that will make managing reflected ceiling plans easier. Selecting Show Floor View will set all your doors and windows made from Vectorworks ARCHITECT plug-ins (whether they are plug-ins or symbols made from plug-ins) to the floor view, i.e., the "Ceiling View" setting will be unchecked. Selecting Show Ceiling View does the opposite. These plug-ins have not yet been formally released and are provided on an unsupported basis. The download is a 4k .zip file.

Textures

10/12/2001
These are replacement textures for Vectorworks Architect 9. They address the NNA_Phong errors which occur if the original Architect textures are mixed with the RenderWorks textures in the same document. To install, simply unstuff or unzip the file and replace the files in your current textures folder.

Vectorworks 2009 Plant Database Update

09/30/2008

This download will update the plant database for all Landmark and Designer customers. The update adds additional plant information, including plants from Monrovia Growers. The update applies to both Macintosh and Widows operating systems.

Instructions: Download and unzip the archive. Follow the instructions in the enclosed readme file to navigate to your current plant database. Back up your current plant database and update the database file.

File Translator (Vectorworks 9)

11/23/2014
A translation utility for users who need to move files from older MiniCAD formats to Vectorworks 9 format. Supports translation of MiniCAD Versions 6-8 documents. Requires Vectorworks 9 and AppleScript. Instructions included.

Vectorworks 9.5.0 System Files Installer

01/30/2002

The Vectorworks 9.5.0 installer shipped without some system DLL files which Vectorworks depends on. Since these DLLs are present on most computers which have a standard complement of software already installed on them, it is relatively rare for Vectorworks 9.5.0 to fail to launch because of a DLL dependency problem, but if it does happen, this installer will install up-to-date versions of all required system DLLs.

Users of all Windows operating system versions from Windows 95 through Windows 2000 can use this installer, and it will ensure your system DLLs are up to date. Windows XP ships with current versions of all DLLs necessary to run Vectorworks 9.5.0, so running this installer is unnecessary on XP. If you cannot launch Vectorworks 9.5.0 because of a missing or outdated DLL, you must use this installer to fix your problem.

3D Power Pack

04/08/2002
Vectorworks' new 3D Power Pack enables you to easily conceptualize and visualize complex 3D forms that were impossible to create in previous versions of Vectorworks. With 3D Power Pack, you now have the tools to create organic 3D shapes with impressive new solid and surface modeling capabilities. Requires Vectorworks 9.5.1

Vectorworks 9.5.3 Updater

10/17/2002
Changes introduced by Apple in Mac OS X 10.2 (released August 2002) cause a number of usability and reliability problems in Vectorworks 9.5.x. We are releasing Vectorworks 9.5.3 for Mac OS X 10.2 compatibility.

Vectorworks 8

Vectorworks Architect 1.0.1 Updater

06/20/2000
Vectorworks Architect 1.0.1 is a maintenance release for Vectorworks Architect. It contains numerous bug fixes and enhancements for Architect users.

Vectorworks Architect Sheet Layer Class

06/20/2000
This is a PDF file which illustrates a worksheet of the sheet, layer, and class settings used in Vectorworks ARCHITECT. Each column in the worksheet represents a sheet and rows represent layers or classes. Marks in the worksheet cells indicates whether a layer or class is visible or grayed for a particular sheet. Descriptions of layers, classes, and their uses are included. To print this file you will need a large-format printer.

Vectorworks Architect Bonus 1: Pick Wall Type

06/20/2000
Pick Wall Type is a bonus release for users of Vectorworks ARCHITECT only. It contains a command that allows VA users to see descriptions for the current wall types and quickly pick from them. Works with with Architect 1.0.1 only.

File Translator (Vectorworks 8)

11/23/2014
A translation utility for users who need to move files from older MiniCAD formats to Vectorworks 8 format. Supports translation of MiniCAD 4,5,6, and 7 documents. Requires Vectorworks 8 and AppleScript. Instructions included(approx. 45k)

LightWork PictureMaker Update for Vectorworks 8.0.0

11/23/2014
Vectorworks 8.0.0 will crash on startup if used with LightWorks PictureMaker. This update contains a DLL replacing the one which causes the crash. It allows PictureMaker to be used with Vectorworks. This incompatibility is Windows specific and WILL NOT adversely affect the Macintosh versions of PictureMaker or Vectorworks.

Vectorworks 8.5.2 Update

11/23/2014
These downloadable updaters will update the shipping version of Vectorworks 8.5.1 for Mac or Windows to the 8.5.2 version.

Theater Lighting Update

11/23/2014
Patch for Theater Lighting tools. This archive contains files that address several bugs with the Theater Lighting tools. Uncompress the archive to a temporary directory and then read the installation instructions found in the readme.txt.

VW 8.5 Compatibility symbol files

08/02/2000
These are three 8.5 Compatibility symbol files that are referenced in the "VW 8 Compatibility Guide" but were inadvertently omitted from the installation CD.